Eating healthy is always a challenge for people who are constantly on the go. It's easier to go through the drive-thru and pick up something quick and cheap. Unfortunately, cheap and quick food usually equates to lots of fat and high calories. Cooking healthy takes time and a lot of people feel that they can't spare it. However there are ways to cook healthy and quickly.

Now you might be thinking about those horrible microwave meals you'd find in the frozen foods section of your grocery store. First they taste awful, though some have gotten a bit better with some recent new additions. And secondly, they maybe marked (or marketed) as healthy, but they contain a lot of chemicals and preservatives. A definite step up from a super sized Big Mac and Fries, but we can still do better.

If we want to eat healthy we need lots of fresh vegetables and fruits and low fat meats like chicken and fish. There are some low fat cuts of meat as well, as long as you know which ones to choose. Notice I said 'fresh' vegetables. Veggies out of a can or from a frozen bag in your fridge is not the same thing. And they sure don't taste as good either.

If you want to cook fresh vegetables fast and healthy then you are going to want to buy an electric pressure cooker. The biggest problem cooking vegetables from a can, frozen bag, even fresh is the process. Most people choose to boil them in water. This causes them to lose the most important part of what makes the vegetables healthy in the first place, all the vitamins, minerals, and nutrients.

Enter the pressure cooker. These units use less water and cook in an enclosed environment. There is next to no evaporation. That means all the nutrient goodness is kept locked in your vegetables. They also cook your food very quickly, which is great for those health challenged folks on the go. You can do a side dish of vegetables in about 7 - 10 minutes. That's pretty quick in my book.

Now if you are not a vegetarian, don't worry, you can cook more than vegetables in a pressure cooker. You can do a whole roast meal, veg included in about 30 minutes. You can cook entire courses or just side dishes - the choice is up to you.

A pressure cooker can give you fast healthy food that tastes great. Fast no longer has to mean unhealthy.